What Am I Writing?


Are we really into the second week of December already? The first week went insanely fast, and it wasn’t hugely pleasant in my house tbh. I’ve blogged about it twice – click on the links below if you fancy reading about my under the weather mischief making children. Needless to say with all this going on my ability to leap out of bed between 4-5am and start writing has disappeared. Ahhh the irony of the quote above!

Onwards and upwards though, and rather than dwell on the negative I thought I’d tell you about the good things that have been happening of late. First and foremost the book is selling. Not millions of copies or anything but I’ve sold about a hundred ‘units’ since it went on sale a week and a half ago. I’m pretty chuffed with this, and if I can pull off a steady stream of even fifty sales a month I will be a happy lady. Now I have my personal stash of books it’s time to start sending copies off to certain people and organisations.  Watch this space 🙂

Also, some very cool things have happened amid all the chaos. Firstly the support I’ve received since the book going on sale has been phenomenal. RL friends and the online community have been really amazing. People are saying that my story and my advice are going to help them through difficulties in their own lives. Incredible!

I featured on Honest Mum’s blog as part of her Wonderful Women series. It was such an honour to and I was blown away by the response to the post. It lifted my spirits when they most needed lifting mid last week.

I featured on a fab parenting website called Mojo Mums. I was contacted by another blogger who works for them, and was really touched to be asked for an interview.  It got me wistfully thinking about a life where I get paid to write rather than have to fit it in around my already too busy life. Oh well maybe one day. 

And last but by absolutely no means least, fellow blogger and lovely lady Zena of Zena’s Suitcase wrote a glowing review of Become the Best You on her blog. Below is a little snippet, please do pop over and check it out. I am thrilled with it.

“The book is very well written, offering enough personal story to have faith in the author without at the same time going through all the gory details, as the focus is on moving forward not dwelling on a difficult and shameful past.

The language is clear and jargon free.  There is no running away with complicated psychological terms to confuse the reader.  The ‘process’ is broken down into digestible chapters followed by ‘a suggested plan of action’ to help you become the best possible you.

The book’s tone is that of a genuine friend offering sound advice, there is nothing condescending or patronising in it’s pages but some of the decisions it suggests you make are difficult, but necessary ones.”

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  1. mummytries says:

    Thanks Emily !

  2. mummytries says:

    Thanks Nikki

  3. mummytries says:

    Thank you so much for the support Sara! I’m really pleased you enjoyed the book. Can’t wait to read your review xx

  4. mummytries says:

    Thanks hon x

  5. mummytries says:

    Thanks Denise! I feel like December has been largely written off to illness, but am ready to get back on the promotion train for January!!

  6. mummytries says:

    Thanks Chrissie! Just need to keep the momentum going now xx

  7. mummytries says:

    Thanks Michelle! Hope you’re having a fab Xmas

  8. mummytries says:

    Thanks so much Hannah xx

  9. Oh gosh! I wish I could get up at 4 or 5 to write! I’m sh*t without sleep though so I’d have to go to be at about 8 or 9 every night!

    I’m thrilled for you and the response to the book – What a fab review for Zena! I still need to get my copy…this week 🙂 xxx

    Thanks for linking up to #AllAboutYou

  10. Sorry to read about your kids being poorly but fab news about the book sales! I didn’t realise that you and I got up about the same time to write… see you on Twitter! (When I should be working…) x #allaboutyou

  11. Such positivity! (apart from the first paragraph – urg, poorly kids. Hope you’re all feeling better now.) It’s great that the book is selling – what you’ve done so far is brilliant. Long may it continue! x

  12. Well done, it’s brilliant to get a hundred sales! All due to your energy and efforts.

  13. Wow congratulations lovely, really glad the book is doing so well x

  14. Well done Reneé, you’re doing so amazingly well. I finished the book last night and I agree with everything that Zena wrote, I will add my thoughts in my own review 🙂 Huge congratulations on the book sales xx

  15. Great achievement in such a short time. You’ve done so well with marketing yourself too, but the book is speaking for itself by the sounds of it.

  16. Well done! It’s good to hear the book is doing well : )

  17. What great news about your book! You should be really proud of what you’ve achieved while also being a very busy mummy to three little munchkins! I really have been out the loop for a while and need to do some major catch up obviously! x

  18. It’s lovely to hear how much of an impression your book is having-I do really think that you have some very useful and practical tips and advice in there that many will be able to relate to. I am struggling a bit with the whole Christmas and ‘everything else’ scenario but I haven’t forgotten about featuring you, I promise!

  19. So glad to hear the book’s doing well! I’m feeling very guilty reading this as after having powered through the first few chapters when it arrived last week it’s got buried under an epic to do list… Whoever thought making Christmas presents would be a good idea?! I’m off to a family wedding in Dublin this weekend so there’s an outside chance I might get it finished. Loving what I’ve read so far! xx

  20. Honestly, such fab news about how well the book is doing. I am so pleased for you. All your hard work is paying off! It was such a good read, I can’t believe how quickly I finished it. Hope you’re all feeling better after the lurgi!

  21. 100 book sales in such a short time is amazing! Well done you! I’m reading your book at the moment and agree with everything Zena has written. You very much deserve to be a part of the ‘Wonderful Women series’ with what you have achieved (and I’ve read those posts about your horrible weeks and, frankly, getting through times like that unscathed is reason enough to be wonderful, let alone marketing a book at the same time. Thanks for linking to #WhatImwriting. Onwards and upwards indeed!

  22. I saw your post on Honest Mum’s blog and I honestly thought you were a famous writer. So don’t give up on the dream of being a paid writer as half the job is believing it and making everyone else believe it- you had me believing!
    Well done on the book sales! That is an incredible achievement. x #allaboutyou

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